Monday, April 22, 2013

Pond cleaning

The yearly ritual of cleaning a couple of our ponds was scheduled for a cold April day, or as we call it this year -- Spring!

The fish and water are removed, and the attractive but hard-to-clean cobblestone base is visible.  A rubber membrane underlines all these stones.

The pond is filled from our well, and the fish are returned along with a few frogs who made it through the winter.  Our job now is to control the algae buildup.

The men are discussing the clean-up process.  Dave and Shawn have done this work for many years with various seasonal helpers.  Bill assumes the usual supervisory role -- crucial to the operation -- or so he says!!

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